Activities in East Grand Rapids

Eat Dirt Mud Run

Eat Dirt Mud Run

Kentwood

$75 $45

Annual 5K run sends waves of 500 runners through a one-lap, mud-covered obstacle course marked by hills, climbing walls & 60-foot mudslide

Up to 48% Off a Canvas-Painting Class

Naked Plates Studios

Grand Rapids

$50 $27

During a 2.5-hour evening class, instructors guide students through painting flowers, animals, or landscapes; includes paints and canvas

75% Off Kids' Open-Play and Classes

Gymboree Play & Music

Northview

$20 $5

Play-centered development classes and indoor gym designed by renowned playground designer enable kids to romp freely

50% Off Summer Science Day Camps

West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science

Walker

$75 $37.50

Science and nature day camps introduce youth of all ages to concepts such as bacteria's affect on ecosystems or rocket-building fundamentals

50% Off Segway Tour for Up to Two

Segway Tours of Grand Rapids

Heartside-Downtown

$75 $39

Guides perch customers atop segways for one-hour tour of downtown Grand Rapids' shops, museums, Calder sculpture & fish ladder

"Girls of Grace" – Up to 40% Off Teen Christian Conference

"Girls of Grace"

Grand Rapids First

$123.98 $75

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Teen girls, their moms, and youth leaders gather to see speakers and music from singer Meredith Andrews and country trio Point of Grace

Fortune Feimster – Up to $15 Off VIP Package

Fortune Feimster

Wealthy Theater

$54.50 $39

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Bawdy comic of Last Comic Standing and Chelsea Lately fame scores raucous laughs

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Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

1600 E Beltline Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Group fitness classes and personal trainers are only a small sliver of the amenities at Elite Fitness. The gym also offers childcare services and a children’s dance studio so parents can work out worry-free. Tanning beds, meanwhile, allow guests to highlight contours and show off the hard work they've been doing on machines by Precor, Cybex, and Powertech, while a smoothie bar, salon, and massage studio await to refuel and refresh bodies post-workout. And, of course, the facility boasts immaculately maintained locker rooms where guests can shower (towels provided) and change back into their everyday clothes or hot dog suits before heading home.

6770 Old 28th St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

895 52nd St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

The ghosts, ghouls, and monsters at Witch's Walk may only come out after dark, but each year it gets a little trickier to avoid them since the maze’s designers keep increasing its level of difficulty. Explorers now wander through more than one mile of winding paths and switchbacks, passing by a cemetery, swamp, and snake pit before visiting the wood maze.

Witch's Walk avoids excessive blood, gore, and any occult themes, instead scaring visitors along dark paths with ghouls and monsters. It reserves the scares for the nighttime, allowing younger visitors to explore the maze safely during the day. After wandering through the maze, guests can explore the onsite gift shop for seasonal costumes, accessories, and snacks.

5096 Fruit Ridge Avenue
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

As the top AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, the Grand Rapids Griffins glide through Van Andel Arena on a quest to dominate the Western Conference. Bone-rattling checks and supersonic breakaways echo in the 10,000-seat venue as the Griffins take on Midwest Division rivals. Having sent 125 former players to the National Hockey League, the Griffins provide audiences with an opportunity to scope out future stars, whose autographed pucks can be added to memorabilia collections or given to mascots Griff and Finn to help build their nest in the arena’s rafters.

130 Fulton St
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Intrepid guests descend upon the four eerie haunted houses at Nights of Fear, voted the area's scariest venue by the Grand Rapids Press, boldly making their way through 80,000 square feet of terrifying spirits, lunatics, and extraterrestrials. Groups grasping through the Brainfield Sanitarium navigate decrepit hallways inhabited by deranged maniacs, and Rusty's Revenge traps patrons in a warehouse lab of sinister experiments, testing innocent subjects on the periodic table of elements. For terror with added depth, customers can tiptoe throughout the 3-D Maniac Mansion, where countless spirits patrol Victorian furnishings, or brave otherworldly fiends in Contact: Alien Encounter in 3-D, which is the site of a mysterious aircraft crash.

3518 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US